Well it’s been a long time coming but I finally reached 1,000 subscribers on Youtube about 2-3 weeks ago.. And it’s only taken 2 years 2 months, LOL.. Like most YTers, mine was a steady 1-2 subscribers at a time, so its taken a while. I always think it is interesting to hear other’s Youtube stories and why they started making videos, so I thought I would write out mine.
When I decided to take a break from making beads in late 2009, I struggled. It was a really uncreative time for me. I have always needed that outlet to keep me sane. In the 90’s after college, it was interior decorating projects. In the early 2000’s, it was resin and jewelry. In 2004, I found lampwork beads. I was searching for a new project. Something that could keep my mind and hands occupied. I don’t remember exactly what brought me to Youtube but when I was there, I found one haul video, then another, then another. OMG, all the cute crafty products. And somewhere along the way, I ran into Kristina Werner’s (StarofMay on Youtube) Make a Card videos. Cardmaking had never occurred to me. I always thought of scrapbooking thinking of the really basic products from the early 90s. Boy had they come a long way. After watching lots and lots of videos, I ordered my supplies and the rest was history.
I listed my first video on January 31, 2010 – a haul video. The rest is history – all there in video. Up until about 10 months or so ago, there were very few resin artists on Youtube. When it started getting popular and there was an audience, I added those videos to my paper related videos..
Things I want to improve regarding YT in the future:
- Of course be more regular with video making and blogging – sharing more of my projects with you.
- I would like to be more, for lack of a better term, “lighter” in my videos and more open. I am definitely too serious of a person.
- Do a regular series videos and tutorials.
- Lastly, increase the quality, i.e. lighting, etc, of my videos.
Anyway, if your interested in entering my giveaway – please check out my video here.